Posted by Erin on 05.02.2012 at 10:58 am
We just launched an exciting contest to honor our 10 year anniversary of the first ever Better World Books campus book drive in May of 2002.
To learn more about how Better World Books began, check out the full story on our site here.
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Posted by Erin on 04.23.2012 at 4:14 am
To celebrate the launch of our UK Facebook page, the UK Year of Books contest begins today! We’re running the contest on both Facebook and Twitter with a winner on each. Here’s how to enter:
1. Like Better World Books UK on Facebook
2. Go to our Year of Books event and click “join”
3. Share our event with your friends with the message: “I just entered the Better World Books UK ‘Year of Books’ Contest. I can win a year’s supply of books!”
OR enter via Twitter:
1. Follow @BWBUK on Twitter.
2. Tweet this (copy & paste the following into Twitter):
I just entered the @BWBUK “Year of Books” Contest. I can win a year’s supply of books bit.ly/ukyearofbooks
The randomly-selected Winner on each social network will receive:
Free Books for a Year!
This will be in the form of one £20 gift certificate emailed once a month. You can use this toward anything we sell on the website, including the Bargain Bin (Since the Bin allows you to get 4 books for £10, you could get 96 Bargain Bin books over the course of the year!).
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Posted by Erin on 03.20.2012 at 9:04 am
Many of our blog posts are designed to inspire and encourage you to buy books the green and giving-back way.
This one is different. This time, we want to give-back directly to you through our Literacy and Education in Action Program (LEAP) grants. Feel free to jump ahead here and go right to the grant link (or continue reading about why and how the grant process works).
There are over 793,000,000 adults on our planet who are illiterate and over 67,000,000 children who are not able to attend school.*
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We’re Looking for the Top Chef, America’s Next Top Model, So You Think You Can Dance Winner of Libraries!
Posted by Erin on 02.09.2012 at 9:59 am
That’s right folks, our 2nd Annual LEAP for Libraries Grant Application is NOW OPEN and we’re searching for today’s library program game-changers.
What is LEAP?
LEAP stands for Literacy and Education in Action Program. A portion of every book purchased on BetterWorldBooks.com supports literacy and education around the world. We use LEAP as a way to support libraries and literacy non-profits through grants.
Who Won the LEAP for Libraries Grant Last Year?
Approximately 3.5 million dollars worth of grant requests and almost 240 applications were reviewed by the Better World Books Literacy and Library Council in 2011. While there were countless worthy projects, six emerged as the winning grant recipients. You can find their winning grant stories at www.betterworldbooks.com/librarygrants.
This year, $30,000 in funding is available; maximum grant amount per project is $15,000.
- Projects should address the literacy needs of underserved populations in their community. Literacy needs are defined by broadly identifying, understanding, interpreting, creating, communicating, and computing information to live a more fulfilling and productive life.
- Libraries may pitch only one project each, with a maximum award of $15,000. Please be sure to clearly outline the project elements that require the requested funds.
- Projects that involve partnerships with local government agencies are highly encouraged.
- Projects that will have a measurable and long term impact on an underserved population and will continue to operate after grant funds have been utilized will be looked upon favorably.
- Better World Books looks forward to reviewing applications that bring a fresh and inspired approach to challenging issues.
When is the Deadline?
February 6th – Applications open.
April 9th – Applications due.
April 10-May 30 – Selection period.
May 31 – Winner announced!
June 2012 – Donations dispersed.
I’m Sold! How Do We Apply?
Go to www.betterworldbooks.com/librarygrants for more information and to download the application..
Please share this opportunity with all remarkable library partners and friends you know!
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Posted by Erin on 01.09.2012 at 9:56 am
We have just thing for this campaign! Recently, we have created a series of short films which highlight the impact that folks like you make every time you donate books or shop with Better World Books. We’ve entered six videos into the contest and would love for you to view and vote for them to be shown at the TED conferences this year.The videos
A homeless 9th grader who got his first book through the BWB/Feed The Children teacher store tells his story. The spot ties buying and donating to impact like Zachariah’s story.
From the age of 5, Agnes had to sleep in the Ugandan jungle to hide from rebel soldiers. Today, she is a proud university graduate thanks to BWB and Invisible Children.
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Posted by Erin on 12.08.2011 at 9:15 am
We are honored to carry many of the meaningful titles we stock at Better World Books and one of those that means the most to us is What You Wish For, a special book full of a collection of the world’s best-selling and honored writers for young adults and children. The authors share stories and poems that captivate, inspire, and offer hope about things we all wish for. Together with Darfur advocate and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Mia Farrow, who wrote the book’s moving Foreword, they contributed to this amazing collection for free so that the proceeds could be used to fund libraries in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad.
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Posted by Erin on 12.07.2011 at 9:23 am
We’ve all heard of Toys for Tots, but what about those old textbooks that you don’t ever want to see again? Is there a way they, too, can help children in need worldwide learn to read?
This holiday season we’re giving you the chance to create abundance with your unwanted textbooks!
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Posted by Erin on 11.11.2011 at 4:00 pm
Dear stellar students, the following is an exciting update from your campus reps at BWB.
We want you to put us to work at the warehouse of our partner, Books for Africa, so we can provide some much needed (wo)manpower in support of their efforts to end the book famine in Africa.
Now that Halloween is over, it feels like the remaining holidays for 2011 are rushing in to take its place. On November 1st I heard Christmas music playing in a sandwich shop and it seems like there are even more commercials on TV reminding you to go out and shop, shop, shop. As we still have some breathing room before the holidays arrive, it’s important to take a moment to stop and reflect on what we can all do to help others in need.
The Better World Books On Campus Team has definitely been thinking about this and we want to let you know about our November service project. (Read carefully because you play a very important part in the plan!)
Posted by Erin on 10.10.2011 at 2:27 pm
More than 1,800 college and university campuses have already committed to partnering with Better World Books this year in our no cost book reuse/recycling programs for libraries, bookstores, recyclers and student groups.
Posted by Erin on 08.22.2011 at 2:44 pm
Better World Books: 2011 Tee Shirt Design Contest Official Rules
No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Some restrictions apply. One winner per household. You need not be present to win.
We ♥ our fans as much as we ♥ books and want you to wear your BWB tee shirt with pride. What better way to adore a tee shirt than to design it yourself?
You have until Wednesday, August 31 to submit your tee shirt ideas on this event. You can either upload a photo of your t-shirt design or just comment with your tee shirt slogan idea.
On Monday, Sept 12 we will announce the top 5 tee shirt choices.
Having your friends vote for your design/slogan with likes will help us pick the top 5.
Voting will begin on the 12th and last until noon (ET) on Wednesday, Sept 28 and at 1pm (ET) we will announce the next tee shirt for Better World Books!
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